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"The ship was not abandoned one hour too soon..."

Dump Camp

Worsley's Journal. October 27, 1915

"The ship was not abandoned one hour too soon, for shortly after we had camped on the floe, we could hear the crushing & smashing of her beams & timbers & subsequent examination of her showed that only 6 cabins aboard had not been pierced by the floes & blocks of ice."

Worsley's comment prompted me to take a closer look at this photo.

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